Hilton debuts stunning country house-style hotel in Christchurch

DoubleTree by Hilton is set in five acres of manicured gardens. Pic: DoubleTree by Hilton

WHAT was formerly Chateau on the Park in the southern city of New Zealand is now a stunning DoubleTree by Hilton property.

Located on Deans Avenue within five acres of manicured gardens, the hotel – designed like an exclusive country club house – has 192 guest rooms, seven meeting spaces, a heated outdoor swimming pool, and a fitness center.

In tune with DoubleTree’s “comfort and acts of kindness” service, guests will start their stay with a warm signature chocolate chip cookie welcome.

Right out of a fairy tale. Pic: DoubleTree by Hilton

Right out of a fairy tale. Pic: DoubleTree by Hilton

The staff can also give you a primer about the building’s Baronial architecture, or offer you a free shuttle ride to the nearby sites and attractions. On request, the hotel can also arrange a picnic meal for you at the nearby park.

The hotel is adjacent to Hagley Park, and is within walking distance to both the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and the western business district. It’s also the second DoubleTree by Hilton property in New Zealand.

The previous Chateau on the Park was one of the few buildings in Christchurch that survived devastating earthquakes in the past, and even scored an Enduring Architecture Award from the Institute of Architects in 2011.

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